Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:56:18 -0700 (MST)
Think, dude: "Why is Riemann famous?" Think of the constantly repeated
references to levels. Get your Dutch cohort to translate the German for you.
How does Riemann surpass Euclid, especially in regard to topology? Notice the
quote from Einstein--think about your point of Historical Madness. Get someone
to identify the chess problem for you--could be it is famous. Then
conceptually integrate that with the Chaucer quote. They (the conspirators or
whatever they may be) are obviously working on a multi-level "tema con
variazioni" where part of the mathematics would require a cybernetic key--not
the simplistic Clavis of your friend with the wooden shoes, but that "Clavis"
could refer to another level, in another Announcement. The fact that the
Dutchman picked up on the childishly simplistic "Clavis" still did not lead him
to draw theninference as to the interlocking quadrants--and whatever else
appears on a page which is so slapdash that the real meaning is probably
concealed by the naive simplicity. [Surprising conceptual omission in someone
who is giving his life to logic, if we can believe his Webpage.] If you worked
more on the evolving themes, you might see the point more quickly. For
example, what did Winthrop do? You have the historical facts on Winthrop (a
few of them) but what he really did was invent an economically viable Body
Politic--and did it by largely ignoring economics and emphasizing another
Dimension. Oddly enough neither you nor your bright cohorts have mentioned even
once the repeated and prominent economic references, some of which are
disturbingly concrete. [repubgirl has made a stab at one of them, maybe she is
developing that end and will tell us later.] At a guess, I doubt that these
"people" get together and pound brew, socialize and throw up on the table.
More like they want something bigger. Final point, if I were as interested as
the Webmaster, I would try to get straight on why Chemnitz is historically
important--he did something which made history very diffe!
rent--you might try to figure out what it was. You might even be able to find
it on the Web. Then notice how his name is interwoven with the mathematics of
boundary situations. Again your Duthchman remarked on one example--but he did
not extend it to the modus operandi. These "people" seem to like you,
Webmaster, so try out a few ideas, especially in conjunction with your cohorts.
Maybe the participants will anwer you in some form. Even if you never hear
from them again, it will have stretched your mind beyond the little boxes we
all naturally inhabit, until sufficiently stimulated to move off Dead Center.